The energy, creativity, and leadership shown by Library workers and so many members of the public during the recent lockout has succeeded, the ten year overdue promise has been delivered, and Library workers in Victoria and lower Vancouver Island have achieved Pay Equity at last.
After a six week lockout starting on February 18, 2008 and ending on March 31, 2008, CUPE Local 410 reached agreement with the Greater Victoria Labour Relations Association. The new collective agreement includes full funding of Pay Equity over it's four year term, and substantial improvements in the working conditions and salaries of many of our Auxilliary staff.
We cannot thank enough all the concerned members of the public who supported us so strongly in our battle. Victoria really is a Library town!